Thick, savory, creamy, and delicious, this healthy Greek yogurt dip recipe is the perfect appetizer or side dish for any party!
Easy healthy yogurt dip
The five minute dip is one of the most versatile recipes you will ever try.
Whip it up in seconds, serve at your next dinner party with potato chips or a colorful raw veggie tray, and watch the entire bowl quickly disappear.
High protein and low calorie, the recipe can also be low carb, low fat, gluten free, nut free, egg free, vegan, keto, and added sugar free.
Bring it to a potluck, along with Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
The best yogurt dip flavors
Ranch: Add two teaspoons each of diced fresh parsley and chives. Also stir in a fourth teaspoon of garlic powder and a pinch of black pepper.
Garlic: Stir in a tablespoon of minced garlic along with the other ingredients for the basic recipe in the box below.
Sour Cream & Onion: Follow the recipe in the box below, adding half a teaspoon of dried dill and increasing the onion flakes to one and a half tablespoons. Garnish with chopped chives or other herbs if desired.
This is my favorite variation of the recipe, because it really does taste like classic sour cream and onion dip!
Sundried Tomato: Add half a cup of oil packed sundried tomatoes and a half teaspoon of minced garlic to the recipe. Omit the onion flakes. Blend everything with an immersion blender or food processor until smooth. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Sweet Yogurt Fruit Dip: For a three ingredient sweet yogurt dip to serve with fruit, whip together one cup of yogurt, half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and sweetener of choice (such as honey, pure maple syrup, or powdered sugar) to taste.
If desired, mix in a teaspoon of ground cinnamon as well.
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip: Use the variation directly above, stirring in a fourth cup of peanut butter or almond butter. Serve with sliced strawberries, apples, and bananas.
Chocolate Yogurt Dip: Combine one cup of regular or Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of cocoa powder, half a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, and sweetener of choice as desired. Stir in a handful of mini chocolate chips, and top with shaved chocolate.
Maple Walnut: Add four or five drops of maple extract to the sweet dip recipe above. Sweeten with pure maple syrup. Garnish with toasted walnuts or pecans.
Other flavor ideas: Have fun customizing the all purpose yogurt snack dip to create unlimited flavors. For a savory dip, try spicy jalapeño or harissa, roasted red pepper, spinach Parmesan, Indian curry, dried oregano and chili flakes, or cucumber tzatziki.
Or for a sweet dip, add blueberry or raspberry jam and almond butter, crushed graham crackers and bananas, almond extract, or coconut extract and shredded coconut.
Readers also love this Pumpkin Dip
How to make yogurt dip in five minutes
Add the yogurt, onion flakes, onion powder, salt, and any custom flavor ingredients to a medium bowl.
Stir everything together until the spices and seasonings are evenly dispersed.
Taste, then throw in a pinch more salt or herbs of choice. Drizzle with olive oil or garnish with chopped chives, pine nuts, parsley, or cilantro if you wish.
Serve and enjoy. Or cover tightly and refrigerate for up to about three weeks.
Due to the perishable ingredients, leftovers should be refrigerated for freshness. However, the dip is fine to leave out on the counter for a few hours at a party or event.
For the best texture, we do not recommend freezing because it could result in a liquid or icy consistency once thawed and stirred.
To feed a large crowd or family, feel free to double the yogurt dip recipe.
Leftover yogurt? Make Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Greek yogurt dip recipe video
Above, watch the step by step recipe video
Ingredients for the yogurt veggie dip
The recipe requires just three ingredients plus yogurt.
To make it, you will need plain or unsweetened yogurt, onion powder, dried onion flakes, salt, and optional dried dill or fresh chives.
While low fat and fat free yogurt will work, full fat Greek yogurt yields a dip with the creamiest texture. Readers have reported substituting sour cream with success.
I like to whip up a quick vegan yogurt dip by using unsweetened cashew yogurt from either Trader Joe’s or Forager Project. Other dairy free and plant based options like coconut yogurt or soy yogurt also work well.
For the dessert dips, it is fine to swap out the plain yogurt in favor of vanilla, cherry, strawberry, peach, key lime, or other flavored yogurts.
If making a savory yogurt dip, plain yogurt works best.
Dried onion flakes add a fun crunchy texture and umami flavor. They should be readily available to buy in the spice section of most grocery stores.
If you do not like onions or are missing one of the ingredients for the recipe, be sure to take a look at all of the different variations above.
Recipe serving ideas
This healthy appetizer or snack dip is a welcome addition to any book club, potluck, birthday, playoff football party, Super Bowl Sunday, or other game day event.
Serve it with raw, roasted, fried, grilled, or steamed fresh vegetables. Try sliced celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers, eggplant, and cauliflower.
For an easier, almost instant option when you are in a rush, buy a precut raw veggie platter from Costco or your local grocery store.
Or go the healthy comfort food route by serving alongside baked sweet potato fries or potato skins, crunchy avocado fries, buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, or crispy potato chips.
Yogurt dip is traditionally a popular dipping sauce for chicken or vegetarian kebabs.
And it makes a great lunch or dinner pita or sandwich spread instead of cream cheese, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, or mayo.
The recipe was adapted from this Vegan Onion Dip
- 1 cup yogurt (plain or unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- see above for 15 flavor ideas
To make the easy yogurt dip, stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until the spices are evenly mixed into the yogurt base. Taste, then add more salt and spices as desired. Serve cold with potato chips or raw vegetables for dipping. Leftovers can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to a week.View Nutrition Facts
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